wholesale shoe market in...
wholesale shoe market in dondaemun, insa-dong for all things 'traditionally korean,' art galleries in apgujung-dong, check out the palaces, the rodin museum in the samsung building in namdaemun,kyung-dong market for all sorts of korean foods- great prices (near chung-yang-ni train station), hong-dae for a slightly bohemian feel, well, my best memories are of my grandparents, aunt and I hanging out at their farm outside of seoul eating fruit and looking up at the sky, noticing how quiet it is just an hour outside of seoul. Cricket, cicadas, and other night sounds. i definitely think if you visit korea, go to the countryside and camp out for a few days and it will be such a break from the constant noise of seoul.
Han River( Han Gang ) Trip
Han Gang is big river of Seoul.
very easy looking for river side by excursion ship.
5 boarding point by river.( Jam- sil, Yang- haw,
Sang- am, Ttuk-seom, Yeouido( Island ).
excursion ship route;
Yeouido-Yang haw-Yeouido.( 1hour, 9000won )
Yang haw-Hangang Bridge-Yang haw( 1hour, 9000won)
Sangam-Yeouido-Sangam( 1hour, 9000won )
Jam sil- Ttuk seom-Han nam Bridge-
Jam sil( 1hour, 9000won )
Ttuk seom-Han nam Bridge-Jam sil-
Ttuk seom( 1hour, 9000won )
all the year round View about Bridges, Riverside Parks,
the National Assembly building,
2002 World Cup Sang-am main Stadium,
Yeouido 63building, and other riverside view
Tel : 785-4411, 416-8611, 2675-3535,
If you stay in campingsites or youth hostels, make sure you bring your own toilet paper with you. Also public toilets may not have any available for you. Usually you can buy single rolls in convenience stores, they are used for everything and you may even find them in restaurants where you can use them to clean your hands or utensils with (don't whipe your nose with it! it makes Koreans shiver as much, as we do with all the grummbling noises they make to get rid of their bogies).
But even in a restaurant, the paper might not be there when you visit the toilet.
The Best Toilet?!?
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has a program that names the city's most outstanding toilets of the year. As you sightsee in the city, look for these bronze plaques reading "Seoul Best Toilet." You'll be glad you peed in one of these magnificent urinary attractions!
And you thought your government wasted taxpayers money!!!
This photo was taken in a public restroom at the southwestern base of Achesan, a small mountain on the eastern edge of Seoul.
It's Easy and Cheap to See a Korea Series Game
The Korea Series, which happens in late October just like the U.S. World Series, can be attended with little planning. We just walked up to the gate 15 minutes before the 6 p.m. start and bought tickets for W12000. We got to see the Hyundai Unicorns dismantle the Samsung Lions 4-1 in game 3 of the best-of-seven series.
Interestingly, starting this year, the league has allowed for tie games in the Korean Series. Apparently this was done so that children don't stay up too late watching the games. There were at least two ties in the 2004 Korean Series before I left Korea (I don't know who won, but Hyundai was leading 3-2-2) Dress warmly as October nights get cool at Jamsil Sports Complex.